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Help Request Answers
1992 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 2GCEK19K1N
hey guys, this truck has me stumped.when driving this truck it will freeze up and not accelerate or maintain speed. then it find itself and run okay.when coming to a stop it will some times stall out. these symptoms seem to be more associated while driving it ...
1997 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.4L suspension
I have been at a GM dealer for 16 years and I know there is a fix for this. I am just drawing a blank. The problem is a loud clunk noise from the front suspension area when launching from a stop. This happens most when the wheel is turned either right or left ...
1993 Dodge Grand Caravan LE 3.3L limp in mode VIN: 1B4GH54RXP
trans will shift fine when cold, when it warms up it goes into limp in mode and sets code 43 have checked wiring and all looks fine. Have used a snap on scaner and when it does this od pressure switch, 2 4 pressure switch and the L R switch all read closed. I ...
1994 Ford F-150 XL 5.8L No Start VIN: 1FTEF14HXR
This pickup intermittenly will crank and no start. When this happens I can disconnect the spout connector and it will start. I always have good fuel pressure and injector pulse. I replaced the ignition module and it work fine for 3 days and same problem return... Trouble codes: 211 (Erratic PIP signal)
1997 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 5.0L coil damage VIN: 1FMDU35PXV
Truck stopped while driving, towed in. Found cracked ignition coil (DIS dual coils), owner said plugs had not been changed in years. Replaced plugs (gap must be 0.300), replaced coil, engine started and ran fine for about two minutes, then quit. New coil crack...
1990 Honda Civic EX 1.6L No Start VIN: 2HGED7461L
Hello - This is a shop project. Have these 2 Honda Civics. One is a '90 Civic SI the other is an '89 Civic DX. SI, good engine (hope), bad body. The DX, good body, bad engine. Object is obvious, to make one good one. I see the obvious difference between the 1....
1993 Mazda Protege DX 1.8L binds in manual low and rev. VIN: JM1BG2249P
Sorry to bug you folks on a Sun. I not long ago re-built this trans for my kids first car.. When I first took it appart the final drive brngs. were wasted and the 3\4 clutch was welded up, and planetary hub had the teeth stripped from being beat up by welded c...
1985 Mercedes-Benz 300SD 3.0L power seats VIN: 1985300TBD
car come in on friday,both front seats not working,can't seem to find wiring diagram,weekend knowing it being sunday would like to fix by am monday.please if there is a relay I'm missing,any help Thanks again.
1990 Mitsubishi Sigma 3.0L limp-in VIN: JA3XB47S9L
Hello This Sigma starts in 3rd and doesn't shift into overdrive. The O/D light turns on and off with the button. A change in gear can be felt when shifted manually between 2 and 3. I have ohm checked the shift solenoids and control solenoid they are in spec (...
1989 Oldsmobile 98 Regency Brougham 3.8L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1G3CW54C1K
Even thought there is no knock signal shown while scanning during operation, the knock retard jumps to 9 degrees as soon as the throttle is opened and stays there. Even though there was no knock signal we tested by isolating the sensor from the block. The reta...
1996 Oldsmobile Achieva SC 2.4L ipc VIN: 1G3NL12T2T
Hope any of iatn members can help, I have a real "head scratcher" , the car came in with an intermitin no start, The owner said the car would start only when the ipc lights were lit up and when they not lit up the car wouldn't start. So I check the car for an...
1972 Other GM cargo star 345CID timing gears VIN: 226811C085
I know please don`t fall over omly for agood friendit is a international eng but found no listing customer drove it by and it had a knock in the eng said he needed to dump the load and he would park it for now But! it stoped running 3 miles down the road Towed...
2001 Pontiac Grand Am GT 3.4L unknown VIN: 1G2NW52E31
I hope someone out there has come across this one and can help me out. I have 2 cars that are making the same noises and unable to find cause. While driving at slow speeds or slowing down, with or without foot on brake pedal, there is this growling or scrapin...
1997 Toyota Supra 3.0L No Start VIN: JT2DD82A0V
Customer on trip out of town, stopped to get gas. Filled up, no restart. Towed back in to us. Cannot get fuel pump to operate. I'm just trying to get some information from anyone who has had this similar (?) problem with this same type of vehicle. All fuses ...
2000 Toyota Tacoma DLX 3.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5TEWN72N4Y
This truck came to me with the mil on. Code P0171 lean exhaust. I checked the items listed above and they all test good. Cleared the code. Drove the vehicle around for a few days and the mil did not come back on. The owner took the vehicle and drove it for two... Trouble codes: P0171 (Lean exhaust condition)

Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
Fix/Summary Answers
1995 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 1GNDT13W6S
thanks to all that replied i ordered an injector all points to it found the web site for it from a responce (www.lindertech.com)great price for what everyone else wants for it and they do want mine as a core.thanks again to all
1999 Chevrolet Malibu 2.4L Misfire VIN: 1G1ND52TXX
This vehicle had a bad coil housing, which was a NEW AFTERMARKET part. I replaced it with a NEW AC DELCO part and it ran perfectly. The customer picked up the car yesterday and was very happy. Trouble codes: P0300 (intermittent misfire detected).
2001 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 5.3L a/c tensioner VIN: 3GNFK16C21
Thanks to everyone that replied. The overwhelming response was to replace the a/c compressor per a current G.M. t.s.b. We did exactly that and the problem appears to be solved.
1999 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 5.9L brake fluid VIN: 3B7HC13Z9X
The customer hasn't returned, and I don't expect him until he starts to loose brake pedal again. Of the 20 replies I received, some suggested the master cylinder, which was my original thought. Some said proportioning valve or ABS valve. Some said rear wheel c...
1992 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FACD74W9N
Many of the replies advised to check or clean the MAF sensor.I disconnected it and the car ran better. I was only to get a reman from the Ford dealer,relaced it and ean perfect, I gave it a 20 mile test drive and checked FT again.Only change was ST bank 1 went...
2001 Ford Focus SE 2.0L timing belt VIN: 1FAFP34PX1
Thanks very much to the guys who replied!!! I think I'll be safe to replace them both at 90,000 miles. The info given by James of California about round and square tooth belts was very interesting. I did not know that. Thanks james... What Richard from Wash. s...
1998 Honda Accord LX 2.3L temp. gauge VIN: 1HGCG5646W
thank you for all the replies i did order a temp gauge from dealer and everything is okay right now. i just found it strange that three prior gauges all had the same exact problem.
1999 Kia Sephia LS 1.8L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: KNAFB1210X
The main harness at the PCM was loose. This was found by tugging on the harness whike the car was running.After securing the connector and test driving the car over several days, the car appears to be fixed. Thanks to everyone who took the time to respond. S... Trouble codes: P0300 (random misfire).
1995 Lexus ES300 3.0L No Start VIN: JT8GK13T0S
I want to thank everone for responding to my help request. I have not come up with fix at this time. Due to our work load I haad to push the car aside for a few days. When I finally got the chance to get back to it and try some of the wonderful ideas that were...
2001 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.4L No Start VIN: 1G2NF52T41
First, thank you to everyone who offered advice on this vehicle. It turned out that the problem was in the BCM. This is one of the aggrevating vehicles that becomes hard to diagnose as we do not have the capability's available to us that the dealerships do (ca... Trouble codes: P1632 (Theft System Fuel Disabled Signal Recieved).
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